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673074

President James Monroe dies on the 4th of July...

Item #673074

July 23, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 23, 1831 



* President James Monroe

* 4th of July death




An inside pg. has: "Death Of James Monroe--Fifth President of the United States" and still in the heading is printed: "At the house of his son-in law, Samuel L. Gouverneur, esq. New York at half past 3 o'clock P.M. July 4, 1831."

What follows is a lengthy "B... See More  

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673067

Smuggling, piracy, and the case of Tobias Watkins...

Item #673067

June 06, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 6, 1829   Among the many articles is the front page: "Smuggling" concerning tobacco being smuggled into England. Page 2 has: "Piracy" concerning the taking of a pirate ship off St. Barts & sent to Pensacola for adjudication.

Nearly 5 pages are taken up with the: "Case of Tobias Watkins", part of a a troubled relati... See More  

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673065

Inauguration & inaugural address of Andrew Jackson...

Item #673065

March 07, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 7, 1829  An inside page has a nice article headed: "The Inauguration" which begins with details of the proceedings including: "...in the presence of an immense concourse of spectators, filling the portico, the steps...the president of the United States delivered his inaugural address as given below, and having concluded it, the oath ... See More  

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673063

The constitution of Missouri...

Item #673063

September 23, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 23, 1820 



* The Missouri Constitution



Within is the complete printing of the: "Constitution of Missouri" which takes nearly 9 pages. This is a significant printing, as there was much slavery-related controversy on allowing Missouri to join the union, and this printing is from the year Missouri became a state.

One portion of the con... See More  

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673062

James Monroe leads in the election... Navy seeks a depot in the Chesapeake...

Item #673062

February 15, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 15, 1817  Featured is a chart showing that James Monroe is in the lead for Presidency of the United States. Another report has much detail on: "Cleopatra's Barge".

Five pages are taken up with considerable detail on: "Naval Depot" "Report of the Secretary of the Navy...Information Relating to the Selection of a Site for... See More  

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673060

Appalachicola, Florida... Slave or free?

Item #673060

September 14, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.  14, 1816  Starting on the front page and continuing within is a great article describing  a banquet held in Paris to celebrate American Independence, which illustrates the great relationship held between both nations.

Another article within describes the mass migration of Negroes from in and around New Orleans to Appalachicola, Florida.... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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672985

Lengthy reporting on cricket matches...

Item #672985

June 12, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 12, 1847  This newspaper has a wealth of sports and entertainment-related reports, including over half a page taken up with the: "Cricketers' Chronicle" showing results of  many matches.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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672979

Great, detailed article on the Empire Baseball Club...

Item #672979

February 07, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 7, 1857 



* Pre-Civil War baseball



Basically a sporting & theatrically themed newspaper with a great article inside headed: "Base Ball - Empire Club". This was just the 2nd professional baseball club in New York. The article takes a full column & begins: "This club was organized Oct. 23, 1854 & consisted at first... See More  

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672977

The Empire Baseball Club: one of the earliest in New York...

Item #672977

April 26, 1855

NEW-YORK TIMES, April 26, 1855 



* Very early baseball

* Uniforms described




Page 8 has a nice report about the debut of the Empire Baseball Club. Established in October, 1854 it was just the 2nd professional baseball club to be established in New York City.

The report begins by stating that the club: "...played their first regular season game at McCarthy's ground in H
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672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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672942

John Brown and the Harper's Ferry uprising...

Item #672942

November 08, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 8, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




The last column of the ftpg. has: "The Harper's Ferry Affair" "The Excitement & Crisis in the South"  with many subheads. Also: "The Law of Virginia In Regard to Pardons" and "A Warning from Accomack".

Page 4 has an edi... See More  

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672907

First time we've offered this title...

Item #672907

April 24, 1807

THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND & DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 24, 1807  A rather uncommon title as it only lasted for eleven months.  A typical newspaper of the day with news & advertisements, but in "2nd rate" condition, worn at the fold and margins with a few holes at the horizontal folds.

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672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president




A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont.

The report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

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672826

One of the more decorative newspapers of the era...

Item #672826

May 07, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, May 7, 1859 



* Rare title w/ great masthead



This is one of the more ornate & beautiful masthead, featuring a 3 masted ship with several embellishments.

The ftpg. shows: "Iron Bridge Across the Goomtee, at Lucknow, India" and: "Princess Frederick-William of Prussia & the Infant Prince".

Eight pages, nice, dis... See More  

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672755

Print shows Fort Niagara...

Item #672755

August 30, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1851  The top of the front page features a nice print of the: "Outlet Of Niagara River" which includes a view of Fort Niagara as well as Fort Massasauga on the Canadian shore. Descriptive text as well.

Four pages, large folio size,  3 folds with minor fold and margin wear. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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672724

John Adams & Congress on the new home of the national government...

Item #672724

December 10, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1800  The front page has: "The President's Reply" to Congress which mentions the new city for the nation's capital: "...Here may the youth of  this extensive country for ever look up without disappointment...". This is followed by the answer of the House to the President mentioning in part: "...The final establishment ... See More  

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672721

Adams signs three Acts of Congress...

Item #672721

November 01, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1800 



* President John Adams

* Three Acts of Congress




The front page has three Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Page 2 has a report on the: "President's Birth-Day".

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor archival mend inside, good condit... See More  

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672720

Adams signs two Acts of Congress... Stirring letter by Patrick Henry...

Item #672720

November 05, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 5, 1800 



* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

* re. the death of Patrick Henry




The front page has two Acts of Congress each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson.

Also on the ftpg. is; "The Legacy of Another Dead Patriot of Virginia" beginning: "The following letter from... See More  

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672712

Adams arrives in the nation's new capital...

Item #672712

June 21, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 21, 1800 



* President John Adams

* New U.S. capital welcome




The front page has a letter from the residents of the City of Washington to the President welcoming him to the new capital of the nation, followed by his answer: "To the Inhabitants of the City of Washington" thanking them, signed in type: John Adams.

Page 2 begins with an item from ... See More  

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672668

Very lengthy report from California on gold, politics, slavery, and more...

Item #672668

August 02, 1834

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1849  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns of reporting headed: "Late & Important From California" with a wide range of news from the Far West. In fact this is one of the lengthier reports from Calif. we have seen from this era.

A few bits include: "...Gold hunting is carried on with as much success as ever...emigrants are continually arr... See More  

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672661

1854 Norwalk, Ohio...

Item #672661

November 28, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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672636

Very early report of the California gold rush...

Item #672636

September 30, 1848

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT (Greensboro), North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 3 contains a notable report, being the first report in this newspaper of the discovery of gold in California.

With a small heading: "Gold Fever in California" the report includes: "The gold mania rages in California & the whole population hav... See More  

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672572

Baseball and cricket reports from 1856......

Item #672572

September 20, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1856  Inside this sporting newspaper is a detailed report: "Cricket" "The Great Match At Hoboken!!!" "The United States Victorious!!" "Canada Vs. United States".

But more intriguing is the report headed: "Base Ball" with gives details of a game between the Eagle team and the Empire team, including ... See More  

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672571

Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #672571

August 15, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 15, 1857  Page 5 has reports under the heading; "Base Ball" with some details of games involving: "The Enterprise and Lone Star" and: "Charter Oak vs. Hamilton" with listing of the players' names and positions.

Early baseball reports, from 4 years before the Civil War.

The balance of the issue is mostly takin... See More  

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672566

Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672566

June 28, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 28, 1800 



* Paul Revere

* Board of Health




Page 3 has a report from  the: "Health Office" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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672553

Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672553

February 15, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 15, 1800



* Paul Revere

* Board of Health




The top of the front page has a report from  the: "Board of Health" which is signed in type by its President: Paul Revere

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally strengthened at the irregular spine, good condition.... See More  

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672551

Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #672551

July 05, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 5, 1800  The top of page 4 has a detailed report from  the: "Health Office" which is signed in type by its President: P. Revere.  Beneath this are two reward ads for deserters, one from the brig Atalanta, and the other a deserter from Fort Independence.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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672549

Script signatures by President John Adams...

Item #672549

November 08, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1800  The front page contains four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams, and in block type by the Vice President: Th. Jefferson, making this a displayable newspaper. One of the Acts is concerning the United States Mint and another rations for Indians..

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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672547

America & France agree on the Treaty of Montefontaine...

Item #672547

December 20, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 20, 1800 



* Convention of 1800



Two-thirds of page 2 is taken up with the: "Convention Between the French Republic and the United States of America", also known as the Treaty of Mortefontaine.

This Convention terminated the 1778 agreements made during the Revolutionary War, confirmed the principle of  free trade & free goods between th... See More  

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672538

Print of Kaaterskill Falls in the Catskills...

Item #672538

May 31, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 31, 1851  The front page features a print of: "Kauterskill Falls" (Kaaterskill). This is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Eastern United States, and one of America's oldest tourist attractions. It is located in the Catskill Mountain of New York.

Four pages, large folio size, many folds and creases with wear at some folds. Folder size... See More  

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672523

Filled with military content... The Seminole Indian War...

Item #672523

March 15, 1838

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1838  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.

Within are several letters signed by: I. Chauncey from the U.S. Navy. Some articles include: "Florida War" with the Seminole Indians; "Naval Architecture"  "Naval Gunnery" "Florida War" again; "From the Canada Frontier-... See More  

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672508

Pre-Civil War Kentucky...

Item #672508

January 24, 1850

THE LOUISVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Kentucky, Jan. 24, 1850



* Uncommon antebellum publication



Rare to find a Kentucky newspaper from before the Civil War. The entire front & back pages are taken up with ads, providing interesting insight into the goods purchased by families over ten years before the Civil War. Inside pages have various news of the day, including political items, and even more ... See More  

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672505

First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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672450

President Zachary Taylor dies in office...

Item #672450

July 13, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, July 13, 1850



* President Zachary Taylor death

* "Old Rough and Ready"




All columns on page 3 are black-bordered due to the report headed: "Death Of Gen. Taylor" which announces: "The sad & melancholy news of the death of President Taylor has just reached us...He died at the Presidential Mansion on Tuesday night the 9th.... See More  

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672314

Print of the Aurora Borealis...

Item #672314

May 10, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, May 10, 1851  The front page has a print of: "The Aurora Borealis" which shows what appears to be Eskimos in the foreground. A descriptive article as well.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with minor fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issued folded in half.

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672273

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5) 



* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper



This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empi... See More  

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672254

Five issues from the nation's capital, 1825...

Item #672254

February 28, 1825

DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington, D.C., a five issue lot dated Feb. 28 thru March 7, 1825  A good newsy newspaper from the nation's capital, four pages each, a bit irregular at the spine, still bound together, generally good condition.

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672249

From the island of Malta...

Item #672249

April 15, 1841

LLOYD MALTESE, Italy, April 15, 1841  A quite uncommon little newspaper published in the Italian language on the island of Malta. Complete in four pages, 6 by 8 inches, great condition.

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672198

The Nullification Crisis: Andrew Jackson's response...

Item #672198

January 19, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 19, 1833 



* Nullification Crisis w/ Andrew Jackson



On November 26, 1832, South  Carolina passed The Ordinance of Nullification which declared the Tariff of 1828 and 1832 null and void within its borders.

This issue contains President Andrew Jackson's message of January 16, 1833 in which he threatened to send in federal troops to enfo... See More  

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672154

Pair of issues with the constitution of Maine...

Item #672154

September 09, 1820

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 9 and 16, 1820  A pair of issues within which is the complete text of the: "Constitution of Maine" which begins in the Sept. 9 issue & includes the Preamble and articles 1 thru X on nearly 7 pages, with the balance of the Constitution found in the Sept. 16 issue, beginning on the front page and carrying over to take 3 pages.

A significa... See More  

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672121

Jefferson an Infidel?

Item #672121

November 02, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 



* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson

* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party




Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article  does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More  

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672108

Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833 



* Slavery abolished in the British Empire



As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongs... See More  

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672088

The New Madrid earthquake... Battle of Tippecanoe...

Item #672088

January 04, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 4, 1812



* Battle of Tippecanoe

* William Henry Harrison

* New Madrid earthquake




Near the back is an early item concerning the disastrous New Madrid earthquake before it was known as such. The report includes: "Several shocks by earthquakes have been felt in various parts of the southern and western states...It seems probable that some dreadful cala... See More  

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672083

The Presidential election... American Indians: Choctaw, Osage, Creeks...

Item #672083

December 04, 1824

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 4, 1824  Among the articles are: "Presidential Election" which has a chart showing states and votes for each, plus another report of the Alabama votes for President by county.

Also inside: "LaFayette & the Sons of the Forest" being an emotional heart-felt meeting of Choctaw Indian chiefs and General LaFayette, which is ironi... See More  

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672058

Removing the Indians to west of the Mississippi...

Item #672058

May 22, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1830 



* Southern Native Americans - Indians

* Removal to lands West of Mississippi River




Inside has: "Removal of the Indians" beginning: "The following is a copy of the bill providing for the removal of the Indians, as it was passed by the senate recently..." followed by all 8 sections of the bill.

This very controver... See More  

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672052

Early print of the harbor of Honolulu...

Item #672052

April 19, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 19, 1851 



* Early of Honolulu Harbor

* Kingdom of Hawaii - print




The  nice & quite detailed print at the top of the front page is captioned: "The Port Of Honolulu, In The Sandwich Islands", now known as Hawaii. There is a nice article on it as well beginning: "It is not many years since Honolulu was regarded as one ... See More  

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672051

On John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry... Death of Washington Irving...

Item #672051

November 30, 1859

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859 



* John Brown's Harper's Ferry insurrection

* Death of Washington Irving

* American short-story writer

* "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" fame




Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit To The Prisoners" "... See More  

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672033

Horace Greeley interviews Brigham Young at Salt Lake City...

Item #672033

August 20, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 20, 1859 



* Horace Greeley interrogates Brigham young

* Mormons - Mormonism - Salt Lake City, Utah

* Subjects of polygamy - slavery - his multiple wives




During this time famed Tribune publisher Horace Greeley took a trip to the West and wrote a series of articles on his adventures. Of his many published articles this may be the best and most desired.

Taking a ... See More  

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671939

Death of James K. Polk... Colt's Revolving Pistol ad...

Item #671939

June 19, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 



* James K. Polk death

* Colt pistol advertisement

* Runaway slave ad




Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has ... See More  

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